Dear Students and Families,
We are pleased to announce a fully on-line learning opportunity that is available for all Lamoille South students in grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year, which we are calling the Lamoille South Collaborative Virtual Academy, LSCVA.
The LSCVA will provide a fully on-line academic program for students in grades K-12. Lamoille South students will be placed in courses taught by Lamoille South teachers whenever possible, as well as classes taught by other Vermont teachers. Information about the curriculum and courses is available here for grades K-5 and here for grades 6-12. Students may be in classes with students from across Vermont. All Lamoille South students will have a Lamoille South teacher/mentor who will check in with them at least once per week, assist students in accessing technical support, and provide updates to parents. LSCVA students remain enrolled in their school and can participate in their school’s available sports and extracurricular activities.
We will prioritize enrollment to students with a health condition that impacts their ability to attend school in-person and their siblings; then to students with a family member with a health condition that may be impacted by a student’s physical attendance in school; lastly, to students and families who would prefer a fully online program, up to our program capacity.
So we can do our best to accommodate as many students and families who need or want this option, we need to hear from you quickly. Please complete this survey for your student(s) by August 14 to begin the enrollment process. Course scheduling for students will begin the week of August 24.
You can find a Frequently Asked Questions resource here. Please email additional questions to your school principal and watch for additional information in the near future.
In ideal circumstances, we know you'd like to be able to compare and contrast the details of LSUU’s hybrid instructional plan with the LSCVA opportunity. We appreciate your understanding that we are creating two pathways for learning in very fluid circumstances, and all of our plans are a work in progress. Regardless of your student’s path, LSCVA or our hybrid instructional program in our school, we will provide a high-quality education while prioritizing health, safety, and social-emotional well-being.
Phil Grant, PA Principal; Dan Morrison, SMS Principal; Gretchen Muller, SHS Principal; Nina Slade, SES Principal; Kate Torrey, MES Principal; Matt Young, PAMLl Principal; Val Sullivan, Curriculum Director; Tracy Wrend, Superintendent